Aerial Incendiary Operator – Developing skills and nurturing specialists in bombardiering, navigating and reconnaissance

Rangers training in manual injection of aerial incendiary device. Pormpuraaw, Land and Sea Rangers.
Rangers training in manual injection of aerial incendiary device.
Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Rangers.
Photo: Mick Blackman, Cape York, 2011

FFEC aerial incendiary trainers are specialists practising in bombardiering, navigating and on-ground reconnaissance throughout vast remote properties in Queensland and on the urban-bush interface. These highly sought-after skills are transferred to our course participants with the completion of the nationally recognised Aerial Incendiary Operators Course. The course includes operating ignition equipment  and the competencies in operational, safety, legislative and maintenance requirements for conducting aerial incendiary.

All courses in aerial incendiary can be tailored to meet specific needs, whether it be to gain competencies in using automatic delivery systems such as the Raindance R2 system, refresher courses or comprehensive courses that build skills in identifying firescars and strategic burn techniques for optimal ecological outcomes using hand injection and manual delivery.

Course components

The following are the minimum core units of competency to complete the qualification. We also offer a range of units of competency that compliment fire management/land management. Please contact us for more information.

  • PUAFIR312B: Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft
  • PUAFIR209B: Work safely around aircraft

Please contact us for copies of our Course Profiles and for more information on other units of competency we can offer.

Training in hand injection method.  Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Rangers.
Training in hand injection method.
Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Rangers.
Photo: Mick Blackman, Cape York, 2011
Raindance aerial incediary machine
FFEC’s Raindance – R3 automated delivery machine in action